Determining the accuracy of pregnancy-length dating among women presenting for induced abortions in Ghana
The study enrolled 780 participants, 770 of whom used a gestational wheel to self-assess pregnancy duration. A clinician then assessed the length via clinical assessment and bimanual exam, for use as a respective reference point. Almost all participants could use the gestational wheel to date their pregnancies correctly.
This tool could help women perform medical abortions safely in the community, reducing morbidity and mortality from unsafe abortions.
Authors: Shellenberg, Kristen M., Samuel K. Antobam, Risa Griffin, Alison Edelman, Gertrude Voetagbe